A five vehicle crash on a highway in China’s Yangzhou province killed 1 and wounded 3.
Car accidents are part of everyday life in China these days.
More than 260,000 die in traffic accidents each year in China—more than any other country. China has 8 times as many road deaths per vehicle as the United States.
A lot of Chinese people are new to car ownership, since it was at one time only a perk of being an elite. And roads don’t always have the safest designs.
Now that cars are everywhere in China, traffic has gotten a little out of hand.
And nothing gets people angrier than traffic.
In fact, China broke the world record in 2010 for a 100km, 12 day Traffic bonanza!
Combine this with bad weather conditions and you have a recipe for disaster.